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Body without image: Ernesto Neto’s Anti-Leviathan

Dossier: Undoing the Aesthetic Image
by / RP 156 (Jul/Aug 2009) / Article, Dossier, Undoing the Aesthetic Image

[T]he great Leviathan is that one creature in the world which must remain unpainted to the last.

– Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

The IMAGE-grip is dislocated and a more fundamental element emerges … in short, IMAGE is not the work’s supreme motive or unifying end.

– Hélio Oiticica, Block Experiments

In the immense emptiness and sepulchral …


The philosopher’s fear of alterity

Levinas, Europe and humanities ‘without Sacred History’
by / RP 140 (Nov/Dec 2006) / Article


Jacques Derrida, 1930–2004

by , , , , and / RP 129 (Jan/Feb 2005) / Obituary

In an interview with Le Monde published a couple of months before his death at the age of 74 from pancreatic cancer on Friday 9 October 2004, Jacques Derrida confirmed what many already knew, that he was ʻdangerously illʼ, ʻat war against myselfʼ. If questions of ʻsurvivalʼ had always ʻhauntedʼ him, this, he said, took …


Writing as a man

Levinas and the phenomenology of Eros
by / RP 087 (Jan/Feb 1998) / Article


The rhythm of alterity

Levinas and aesthetics
by / RP 082 (Mar/Apr 1997) / Article